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Updated Jun 15, 2019

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Elements Massage CEO Susan Lintonsmith
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  • "Base pay is a little low but there are few MT jobs that you dont need to do front desk work(in 34 reviews)

  • "Feel like you're constantly rushing between massages(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Massage therapist beware"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in Arvada, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elements Massage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They supply everything for you.

    Cons

    Massage therapist beware! You’re promised a healthy drama free environment right from the beginning which should be the first red flag. It’s far from that if you stay long enough and witness it for yourself. Breaks may or may not be given throughout your six hour shift. Sometimes you sit around long enough your entire shift is your break. The lack of work can also turn the staff into gossiping backstabbers. You may...

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    Elements Massage2018-11-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place!!"

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    Current Employee - LMT in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elements Massage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful Environment! Great team and plenty of clients! I always get booked out. Great managers and owners who take care of you. We get free chiropractic care, yoga membership, paid time off, we have get togethers, assistance with CEs etc! I love it here - we are family.

    Cons

    Back to back massages, but I only have to be there 5 hours for a full day. That is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!

    Elements Massage2018-09-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of regular clients. My schedule was always full."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elements Massage

    Pros

    Lots of clients, family like environment, flexible schedule, felt valued, free continuing ed

    Cons

    Pressured to work more and do more massages in a day, managment not being massage therapists or even familiar with giving massage didn't understand the physical demands of the job

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be past massage therapists

    Elements Massage2018-09-21
  4. "GREAT COMPANY, GREAT PAY"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Elements Massage full-time

      Pros

      pay is amazing and flexible schedule

      Cons

      back to back massages

      Elements Massage2018-08-12
    • "It's ok, but you can do better"

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      Current Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Elements Massage full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      -Pay can be good -Great clients -Flexible -Time off is usually not an issue -Offers some paid time off -Bonus when retention is high

      Cons

      -Pay can be bad if you're not booked or have a lot of cancellations -Back to back massages -Feel like you're constantly rushing between massages -Feel like you're working at a sweat shop with no time between clients -High turnover with the front desk, which can create issues when mistakes are made at the beginning

      Advice to Management

      Have a serious conversation with all of your staff and find out what their pros and cons are and see why their seems to be a divide among the staff. Schedule a required meeting that all staff must attend. Lift your staff up and let us know when were doing really well, instead of pulling us into a private meeting telling us only the things we need to work on.

      Elements Massage2018-02-06
    • "Toxic work environment, no room for advancement, overall unprofessional"

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      Current Employee - Sales/Client Service Specialist in Eden Prairie, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Elements Massage full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great for students who have a flexible schedule (willing to work nights/weekends). I cannot think of any other pros.

      Cons

      Incredibly low pay (lowest in the industry, even though we promote "Best Massage). Very catty and toxic work environment with lots of favoritism among employees. You will be expected to go above and beyond the requirements of your job description without receiving any pay increase or bonus. Monthly massages are rare - you will be bumped. At Elements Massage, the wellness and...

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      Advice to Management

      Do not talk to your employees in the same tone you use to discipline your children, and do not talk to your via text employees after business hours! Your employees are human beings - they have lives outside of work, families, their own personal lives; keep work drama free! NOBODY wants to work somewhere that will most certainly impact their personal life so negatively.

      Elements Massage2017-08-03
    • "Not what I expected"

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      Former Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in South Jordan, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Elements Massage full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Co-workers are usually great and fun to be around. Lots of social aspects behind the scenes. Facilities are well maintained. Front desk did a good job selling memberships & managed difficult or harassing customer's very professionally. I was definitely plenty busy & made decent money initially. It was way better than working for Massage Envy.

      Cons

      Monthly massages for employees hardly ever happened & you'd get bumped a lot. Nights & weekends are a must, but that's standard in most massage chains. Our office had some sexual harassment from a male therapist (who no longer works there because he eventually left) & the owners didn't do anything about it & made excuses for his behavior. Promises were made to employees...

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      Advice to Management

      Follow through with promises. Don't promise a promotion & then not give one. Keep a higher base pay. Trying to support a family solely on a massage income is pretty difficult at best. Most therapists have a bread winner or some other form of income to supplement it. Some kind of medical benefits or holiday pay, or PTO would be fantastic and almost unheard of in this industry that promotes health & wellness for their...

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      Elements Massage2017-07-09
    • "SCSS/Assistant Managet"

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      Former Employee - SCSS/Assistant Manager in Edina, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Elements Massage full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It's pretty laid back most of the time. Lots of time to yourself.

      Cons

      Management doesn't care about you. They do not communicate well. Mostly massages are hard to get into without getting "bumped" for a client. No breaks unless someone is there to watch the studio. Empty promises.

      Advice to Management

      Communicate and be honest with your employees.

      Elements Massage2017-07-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Just another "McMassage" place"

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      Former Employee - Certified Massage Therapist in Aurora, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Elements Massage part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I liked my fellow therapists, all a good bunch. The owner seemed nice enough the few times I saw him.

      Cons

      It is, however, for all that it was founded by therapists a run 'em through as fast as you can chain massage clinic. 50 minute massages billed as hour massages, (3 minutes of undress, 3 minutes to dress, 4 minutes for me to clean the table). You ended up often as not cutting even the 50 minutes down to 45 or even 40 minutes to keep up...

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      Advice to Management

      Make the hour a real hour! You will have happier clients. Give the therapist a chance to build a clientele by not scheduling too many therapists at a time. This will make for happier therapists and thus happier clients!

      Elements Massage2016-08-26
    • Helpful (2)

      "Front Desk SCSS"

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      Current Employee - Receptionist 

      I have been working at Elements Massage

      Pros

      - Flexible work schedule, which is helpful for full time students or if you have other jobs - Good start pay - Pay raise every year - Pay is worth more than work load - Bonus for sign ups (commission)

      Cons

      - Unprofessional work environment - Management is terrible - Terrible Marketing strategy - Owner and Management love to give out free massages to rude clients that don't deserve it - No paid vacation - You only receive commission after signing up a specific amount of people by the end of the month. If you do not reach that goal you do not get any commission (ex. goal is...

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      Advice to Management

      Do yearly check ups on the employees. Ask them if management is treating you correctly, if they are doing their job, etc. Manager are allowed to treat employees badly and corporate is completely unaware.

      Elements Massage2016-07-16
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